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Virtual Learning Network: Snapshot: iPads in a Junior Classroom

Virtual Learning Network: Snapshot: iPads in a Junior Classroom | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

Creating and using digital texts in the junior classroom - some good ideas from New Zealand.

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Gulp. The making of the still animation

Here's a film taking you behind the scenes on 'Gulp', Aardman's world record breaking short film.  This would be great for school kids to intro stop animation.

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Apple iBooks 2 textbook hands-on (video)

Apple iBooks 2 textbook hands-on (video) | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

A great little video showing how ibooks 2 might change publishing in education.

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Pixels and Polaroids

Pixels and Polaroids | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

A collection of images based on a cross-over concept inspired by polaroid photography, and retro videogame graphics. Could be a useful idea for creating a kids story or game.

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011)

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr.Morris Lessmore (2011) - an amazing short film but also an interactive ipad book.  Visually stunning. 

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Gulp. The world's largest stop-motion animation set, shot on a Nokia N8.

Gulp' is a short film created by Sumo Science at Aardman, depicting a fisherman going about his daily catch. Shot on location at Pendine Beach in South Wales, every frame of this stop-motion animation was shot using a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics. The film has broken a world record for the 'largest stop-motion animation set', with the largest scene stretching over 11,000 square feet. - See the how it was made link here. http://youtu.be/fza5QdTfyxs


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Evolution of US Breakfast Cereals visual design

Evolution of US Breakfast Cereals visual design | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Some interesting design evolution - hyper real colors, 3D feel.
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33 Examples of Latte and Coffee Cream Photography at DzineBlog.com - Design Blog & Inspiration

33 Examples of Latte and Coffee Cream Photography at DzineBlog.com - Design Blog & Inspiration | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

Some nice coffee visuals to keep you caffeinated 

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The Psychology of Color [Infographic] | Louisville Painters

The Psychology of Color [Infographic] | Louisville Painters | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
An infographic that takes a creative and interesting look at how color is perceived and how it triggers certain thoughts and emotions.
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Apple to announce tools, platform to "digitally destroy" textbook publishing

Apple to announce tools, platform to "digitally destroy" textbook publishing | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

This coming Thursday, Apple will announce tools and platforms to expand digital publishing to the masses and help transform the textbook industry, according to our sources. Garageband for books?

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New Underwater Ink Photographs by Alberto Seveso | Colossal

New Underwater Ink Photographs by Alberto Seveso | Colossal | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Like plumes of smoke or unfurled fabric
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whatever: you knew i was going to make one.

whatever: you knew i was going to make one. | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns. And look at the results. Visually arresting rainbow.
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Visual Images that Trick the Eye | Multy Shades

Visual Images that Trick the Eye | Multy Shades | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

. At first glance, these images appear to be photographs. At second glance, you will see that they are actually works of the hand; not the camera lens. Great discussion starters about realism in artworks and photos - looking carefully, what is actually 'real' or not. 

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Discover Art History - Art Collector: Top iPad Game to Get Kids into Art! - Fun Educational Apps: Best Apps for Kids Reviews iPad / iPhone / iPod

Discover Art History - Art Collector: Top iPad Game to Get Kids into Art! - Fun Educational Apps: Best Apps for Kids Reviews iPad / iPhone / iPod | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Discover Art History – Art Collector is a fun educational game app for iPad.
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Madrid Water Fountains Spill Light - My Modern Metropolis

Madrid Water Fountains Spill Light - My Modern Metropolis | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Some gorgeous new installations have just popped up on our radar that involve jars and lights.
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Stunning macro photographs of Dew Drops — Lost At E Minor: For creative people

Stunning macro photographs of Dew Drops — Lost At E Minor: For creative people | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

Amazing macro photos of dew drops  - see the spider web  and dandelion ones as well. 

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Teens send Lego man into near space

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Teens send Lego man into near space...

This is a great video made by some Canadian teens.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Tools for Creating Data Visualizations

Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Tools for Creating Data Visualizations | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Tools to create visuals around data- some great ideas to view and make your own visual texts for factual information.
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